Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thrifted Thursday- lawn chairs, pt. 1

I have a thing for vintage furniture, and of course that extends to outdoor furniture as well.  I've been collecting vintage patio furniture for quite a while, but have not amassed a very large collection. As you know, my standards are impossibly low- for price, that is!

I was really stoked to snag this aluminum rocker last summer:

It has its original vinyl-upholstered cushions. It's super comfy, except on those days where it's too hot to sit on vinyl ;) And of course, it rocks!

I snapped it up before the store had even priced it, and was ecstatic to find they would give it to me for $5. Believe me, I didn't even care if it would fit in the car- I was going to get it home somehow!

I don't know for sure how old it is, but I think I remember seeing a chaise with the same upholstery on the Brady Bunch, and I'm pretty sure we had something like this as a kid as well. So it's not that old, but still a cool piece of vintage.

Stay tuned for next Thursday's part 2, when we go old-school glider.


  1. Oh my, I do love that upholstery, and I certainly remember sitting down on hot vinyl when I was a kid and literally sticking to it. Ouch!! You learn your lesson quickly, though. And of course you sure didn't want to touch that aluminum on a hot day. Can't wait to see the glider--my inlaws have one that I lust after every time we visit but they refuse to give it to me. Grrrrr.

  2. Oh I love vintange lawn furniture! And a rocker,m too! Zootsuitmama

  3. Love the old aluminum patio furniture. I have a chaise by the pool with the original atomic pattern vinyl cushion. I also love the Brown and Jordan strap stuff.
    Good luck's so fun!